CM urges people to provide support for Him Suraksha Abhiyan

SHIMLA-25 November, 2020-Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while holding video conference with Chief Secretary, Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners of the State from Jammu today took stock of the Covid-19 situation in the State and directed the officers to monitor the situation and take corrective measures to combat the pandemic.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the officers must ensure that covid patients get proper treatment and people are motivated to adopt social distancing and use face masks in public places. He said that people must also be encouraged to avoid social gatherings as there was greater chance for spread of the pandemic. He said that covid patients under home isolation must be provided required treatment and their health condition should be monitored regularly.

Chief Minister said that there was no dearth of oxygen and other health inputs and people need not to worry about it. He said that SDMs and BDOs must ensure that proper SOP were followed during social gatherings.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ to sensitize the people regarding Covid-19 pandemic and to collect information regarding TB, Leprosy, sugar, blood pressure etc. by door to door campaign in the State. This campaign was being launched from 25th November to 27th December, 2020 throughout the State. He urged the people of the State to provide wholehearted support to the health workers by providing them accurate information about their diseases and health parameters.

Chief Minister also directed the officers to make foolproof arrangements for proper maintenance and clearance of roads in the State in wake of ensuing snowfall. He said that adequate arrangements of men and machinery should be made available at strategic points so that people do not face any inconvenience.

Chief Secretary Anil Khachi assured the Chief Minister that administration would spare no efforts to check the spread of corona virus in the State and SOP would be implemented in letter and spirit.

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294 posts of various category to be filled temporarily on out source basis: CM

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that in view of the spread of Covid-19 and to cope with the pandemic, the State Government had decided to authorize all the six government medical colleges, Zonal hospitals of Shimla and Dharamshala and Civil Hospitals, Rohru and Rampur to hire manpower temporarily on outsource basis through authorized service provider agencies till 31st March, 2021.

Chief Minister was presiding over the meeting through video conferencing from Pathankot with senior officers of Health Department today.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the Principals of the Medical Colleges and Controlling Officers of these hospitals have been directed to take necessary action immediately and send compliance report to the State Government within three days. He said that this decision had been taken to ensure adequate manpower to effective handle the situation in the State.

Chief Minister said that 130 nurses, 75 lab technicians, 79 class-IV and 10 data entry operators would be temporarily recruited on outsource basis. He said that out of these 15 nurses, 15 lab technicians, 15 class-IV and one data entry operator would be employed in IGMC, Shimla, 15 nurses 10 lab technicians, 12 class-IV and one data entry operator would be recruited in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, 15 nurses, 10 lab technicians, 12 class-IV and one data entry operator would be recruited in Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Mandi at Nerchowk, 10 nurses, 10 lab technicians, 10 class-IV employees and one data entry operator would be employed in Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba, 10 nurses, 10 lab technicians, 5 class-IV and one data entry operator would be employed in Dr. Radha Krishan Government Medical College, Hamirpur and 10 nurses, 10 lab technicians, 5 class-IV and one data entry operator would be recruited in Dr. Y.S. Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan.

Jai Ram Thakur said that similarly 10 nurses, 5 lab technicians, 5 class-IV employees and one data entry operator would be recruited in Deen Dayal Upadhayay Zonal Hospital, Shimla, 10 nurses, 5 lab technicians, 5 class-IV and one data entry operator would be recruited in Zonal Hospital, Dharamshala, 10 nurses, 5 class-IV and one data entry operator would be employed in Civil Hospital Khaneri at Rampur and 10 nurses, 5 class-IV and one data entry operator would be recruited in Civil Hospital Rohru in district Shimla.

Chief Minister said that State Government had also deployed five medical officers each on temporary basis in Deen Dayal Upadhayay, Zonal Hospital, Shimla, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College, Mandi at Ner Chowk, Zonal Hospital Dharamshala and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Chamba taking into consideration the excess number of doctors than the prescribed norms at a particular station from various health institutions of the State in order to handle the Covid-19 situation more effectively.

Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi assured the Chief Minister that all these temporarily would be completed within three days.

Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister Dr. R.N. Batta also participated in the video conference.